Nov 19, 2017 1:00 PM
Many of the results were collated at the various INEC local government offices very late on Saturday night till early Sunday morning.
The Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 with 36 candidates vying for the seat of power.
The electioneering process was characterised by low turn out and late arrival of materials and personnel in many areas.
While it was unanimously agreed that the election, was, however, violence-free except in isolated incidents, the card readers posed challenges for some areas and polling units.
INEC officials at work counting results of votes in Anambra Election (Premium Times)
Many of the results were collated at thevarious INEC local government offices very late on Saturday night till early Sunday morning.
The final collation of results at the INEC headquarters in Awka, the state capital, is now being expected.
Pulse brings you live updates of the final, official results as well as happenings at the INEC headquarters.
INEC officials (TheCable)
According to Premium Times, a few collation officers from the LGAs have reportedly arrived and are scribbling results into some sheets.
However, INEC officials have however shown no signs that results announcement would commence soon.
Party agents at the INEC office (TheCable)
Premium Times reports that the DG of Governor Willy Obiano re-election campaign arrived the state collation centre at INEC headquarters armed with duplicate copies of results obtained at the different centres amid fears that the delays had untoward purposes.
TheCable reports that the returning officer is Zana Akpagu, vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL). 16 LGAs are ready to present their results out of the 21 LGAs in Anambra state. Akpagu said only the 16 LGAs have returned their results in the list with him. Akpagu is now observing protocols and welcoming everyone to the session.
Results been announced (TheCable)
Njikoka LGA results announced by the collating officer, Robinson Ogbuishi.
Registered voters: 88793
Accredited voters: 28346
Registered voters: 63,861
Accredited voters: 18,632
Awka South LGA
Registered voters: 149,279
Accredited voters: 36,114
The collation officer for Awka South LGA,Edoje Edoh, disclosed that results in five polling units — Aguoka, Amiaba, Ezinato, Umuawulu and Amiaba — were disallowed because of “over-voting” and also because the collation officers in some of the units “failed to appear to present their results”.
Registered voters: 60,034
Accredited voters: 23,837
Maurice Asuquo, the collation officer of Anyamelum, says votes were cancelled in Polling Unit-10 in Umuege because figures were not reconciled, the collation officer was being threatened, and the absence of security. In Omoh PU-02, result sheets were snatched but later recovered while in Omoh Polling Unit-18, the ballot box was also snatched.
Registered voters: 89,515
Accredited voters: 25,474
Orumba South LGA
Registered voters: 63,149
Accredited voters: 16,528
The collation officer for Orumba South,David Ogah, has said results were cancelled in Umuomaku Polling Unit-001, Umuozu Polling Unit-006, Umuozu Polling Unit-008 and Agu Polling Unit-008. He said the cancellation was as a result of “over-voting”.
Registered voters: 73,800
Accredited voters: 20,196
Anim Ajake, the collation officer for Ekwusigo LGA says results from five polling units in four wards in Ekwusigo were rejected due to over voting. The wards include Amagwa 001, Iheatua 004, Ozubulu 003 and Ichi 007.
Registered voters: 121,009
Accredited voters: 20,388
In Aguata LGA, results from five Polling Units were cancelled because the returning officer ran away with the ballot box, and also as a result of over-voting. The polling units are Ekwulobia 002, Igbukwu 004, Ugah 001, Imuchu 002 and Imuchu 006.
Onitsha North LGA
Registered voters: 127,865
Accredited voters: 20,806
Registered voters: 149,070
Accredited voters: 16,049
Results from some polling units in four wards in Ogbaru LGA were rejected due to the alleged molestation of the returning officers and a threat to kidnap one of them.
The collation officer for Onitsha North has updated his report saying results from 17 polling units were affected due to various forms of electoral malpractice and threatening of electoral officers. He said the total number of registered voters in the 17 affected Polling Units are 20,942. His update did not sit well with party agents, some of whom have voiced their discontent.
Idemili South LGA
Registered voters: 94,197
Accredited voters: 14,205
In Idemili South LGA, results of some polling units in five wards were rejected due to the use of manual voting in some Polling Units and over-voting in others.
The returning officer has announced a 20 minutes break. The process of reading out results will, hopefully, resume at about 1:20pm.
Registered voters: 89,157
Accredited voters: 19,931
Results from four Polling Units in Oyi LGA were rejected “because of the abandonment of card readers and abandonment of PVCs for temporary ones”.The affected Polling Units include Awkuzu 002, Nteje 001 and 004; and Ezunaka 001.
Orumba North LGA
Registered voters: 79,022
Accredited voters: 18,339
Results from 27 polling units in Orumba North LGA were rejected due to various acts of electoral malpractice and violence, including stealing of ballot papers. The total registered voters in the 27 units is 8,012.
Awka North LGA
Registered voters: 54,390
Accredited voters: 16,119